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Health Service Procurement (Wales) Act 2024

The Health Service Procurement (Wales) Act 2024 (the 2024 Act) is a very short Act, only five sections in length. It amends both the Procurement Act 2023 (the 2023 Act) and the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006 (the 2006 Act). 

The 2023 Act is amended by the insertion of a new section 120A, which provides the Welsh Ministers with the power to make regulations to disapply any provisions of the 2023 Act in relation to regulated health service procurement in Wales.

A new section 10A is inserted into the 2006 Act to enable the Welsh Ministers to make alternative provision about procuring services provided as part of the Welsh health service.

Coming into force

The 2024 Act came into force on 5 February 2024, which is the day it received Royal Assent, in accordance with section 4.

Consideration of the legislation by the Senedd

The 2024 Act was introduced on 13 February 2023 by Eluned Morgan MS, who was the Minister for Health and Social Services at the time.

The 2024 Act was passed by the Senedd on 14 November 2023. More information about the Act is provided on the Senedd website including a record of its passage through the Senedd, and the Explanatory Memorandum that was prepared by the Welsh Government (as revised after Stage 2). 

The 2024 Act received Royal Assent on 5 February 2024.

Related articles or material

A consultation on health service procurement in Wales was conducted by the Welsh Government between 27 November 2023 and 23 February 2024. Details of the consultation paper, and the outcome of this consultation process, can be found on the GOV.WALES website.

Further information about any legislation or guidance for a new health service procurement regime, to be developed as a result of this consultation process, is outstanding at the time of writing.



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07 June 2024